Big thanks to Daniel Parry who shot and edited this film.
When I tried out the different fortune teller machines I collected the fortune cards for my research 🙂
As part of my ethnographic research I visited some arcades and took pictures and audio recordings to analyse.
Here are the collection of photos I have taken. Some have been at amusement parks, some in a Paris airport where I came across the machines, some of fortune teller machines I came across in Seattle Fish Market.
In my research into old fortune telling machines I found Nic Costa’s book ‘Automatic Pleasures’ fantastic – with some great photos of many different old mechanical machines from the 19th century!
I thought I would upload some interesting and creepy machines I have come across in the book ….